Master in Financial Economics

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in Financial Economics

Higher School of Economics

Both academically rigorous and applied, this programme prepares students for successful careers as professional economists. Students take theory-based courses in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, asset pricing, and corporate finance, as well as applied courses in different fields of economics and finance.

Graduates receive a degree from HSE and an official letter of validation from LSE certifying that the completed programme meets international standards. They go onto careers working for top international financial institutions, technology companies, and consulting firms, or enter doctoral programmes in economics or finance at the world’s best universities.

Curriculum

  • First year: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics I & II, Financial Economics I (Asset Pricing), Research Seminar | Mathematics for Economists and Finance, Russian Economy and Financial System, Research Seminar
  • Second year: Econometrics III, Fixed Income Analysis and Derivatives, Financial Economics II (Corporate Finance), Risk Management*, Advanced Topics in Finance, Industrial Organisation, Research Seminar | Investment Analysis*, Strategic Financial Management*, International Trade and Development*, International Financial Management*, Advanced Topics in Finance, Topics in Applied Finance, Research Seminar, MSc Dissertation *Optional courses: students must take a minimum of four to graduate
  • Partner Universities

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • The Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • Career opportunities

    HSE graduates are highly sought after in the labour market. Our students receive job offers from the top financial institutions in Russia and abroad, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Citigroup, Sberbank CIB (Troika Dialog), VTB Capital, Central Bank of Russia, VTB24, International Finance Corporation, etc. Some graduates work in the real sector (Lukoil, Megafon), for strategic consultancies (McKinsey, Olivier Wyman), or continue their education at the best PhD programmes in economics or finance (LSE, University of Minnesota, Bocconi, Toulouse School of Economics, St.-Gallen).

    Application requirements

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.
  • Part-time

    Employment is possible in the second semester of the second year.

    This school offers programs in:
    • English


    Last updated October 13, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    Duration
    Duration
    2 years
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    340,000 RUB
    Information
    Deadline
    Request Info
    July 15, 2016. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
    Start date Sept. 2017
    Place
    Russia Moscow
    Application deadline Request Info
    July 15, 2016. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
    End date Request Info
    Duration 2 years
    Price 340,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)